Michael Cavanaugh Flew in a Secret Air Force


In a seaside resort town on the coast of the gulf of Thailand an old warrior lives out his days, separated from the battles of his past by the insurmountable barrier of time but physically near their setting. Retired... Read more

For North Korea’s Denuclearization, Look to South Africa

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Much of the debate about diplomacy with North Korea has revolved around whether it... Read more

The Dark Logic Behind Armies That Rape


In the era of #MeToo many are looking to science to better understand sexual... Read more

To Understand Venezuela’s Crisis, Look to the Past … and the CIA


On Sept. 11, 1973, a military junta headed by Gen. Augusto Pinochet completed a... Read more

Donald Trump’s Space Force Is a Scam


On June 18, 2018, Pres. Donald Trump announced he was directing the Pentagon to... Read more
An Illegitimate Supreme Court Accelerates the Decline That Began With Gitmo
Amid the emotional hubbub over the predictable confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, there has been...
In 1905, a Former U.S. Army Officer Added Moving Maps to Cars

In 1905, a Former U.S. Army Officer Added Moving Maps to Cars

Before satellite navigation, people found their way using paper maps. Which, of course, can be cumbersome — and ill-suited...

The Gun That Killed Abraham Lincoln

The Gun That Killed Abraham Lincoln

On April 14, 1865 U.S. president Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by a single shot to the back of the...

When Richard Nixon Threatened to Nuke Vietnam

When Richard Nixon Threatened to Nuke Vietnam

This story originally appeared on June 1, 2015. Washington now sees nuclear weapons as a last ditch resort …...

The U.S. Military Is Working on Mind-Control for Drones

The U.S. Military Is Working on Mind-Control for Drones

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has tested an implant that allows an operator to simultaneously control, with...

The Gun That Killed John F. Kennedy

The Gun That Killed John F. Kennedy

On Nov. 22, 1963, Lee Harvey Oswald fired two 6.5-millimeter rounds from an Italian Carcano Fucile di Fanteria Mod. 91/38...

The New Islamophobia Looks Like the Old McCarthyism

The New Islamophobia Looks Like the Old McCarthyism

It’s hard today even to imagine that, in the late 1980s, the right-wing Christian Voice Magazine published a “candidate’s...

America Is Winning in Afghanistan

America Is Winning in Afghanistan

October 2018 marked the 17th anniversary of the U.S. war in Afghanistan. Despite near unanimity when the war began,...

The Guns That Killed Malcolm X

The Guns That Killed Malcolm X

On Feb. 21, 1965, Malcolm X, leader of Muslim Mosque, Inc. and the Organization of Afro-American Unity, was assassinated during...

The Gun That Killed Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Gun That Killed Martin Luther King, Jr.

At 6:00 P.M. on April 4, 1968, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. stepped onto the balcony outside his room...

Iran Lobs Ballistic Missiles at Iraq and Syria

Iran Lobs Ballistic Missiles at Iraq and Syria

On Sept. 8 and Oct. 1, 2018, Iran launched major missile strikes targeting its adversaries in both Iraqi Kurdistan...

Michael Cavanaugh Flew in a Secret Air Force

Michael Cavanaugh Flew in a Secret Air Force

In a seaside resort town on the coast of the gulf of Thailand an old warrior lives out his...

The Royal Touch

The Royal Touch

 It was May 2017. The Saudis were growing increasingly nervous. For more than two years they had been relying...

The Gun That Killed Adolf Hitler

The Gun That Killed Adolf Hitler

On April 30, 1945, Adolf Hitler, leader of the Third Reich, killed himself with a 7.65-millimeter Walther PPK pistol....

South and Central Asian Air Forces Need Women, Too

South and Central Asian Air Forces Need Women, Too

There are more and more female military pilot on the Indian subcontinent. Some of the reasons are similar, such...

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